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    ufw is described as 'Ufw stands for Uncomplicated Firewall, and is program for managing a netfilter firewall. It provides a command line interface and aims to be uncomplicated and easy to use' and is a Firewall in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ufw for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is simplewall, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ufw are Little Snitch (Paid), OpenSnitch (Free, Open Source), Gufw (Free, Open Source) and NetGuard (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 22, 2021

    1. Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer.
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    2. A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does!
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    3. OpenSnitch is a GNU/Linux port of the Little Snitch application firewall.
    4. Gufw is an easy, intuitive way to manage your Linux firewall. It supports common tasks such as allowing or blocking pre-configured, common p2p, or individual ports port(s), and many others! Gufw is powered by Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw).
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      NetGuard provides simple and advanced ways to block access to the internet - no root required. Applications and addresses can individually be allowed or denied access to your Wi-Fi and/or mobile connection.
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      • Windows
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
      • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
      • Proxmox Virtual Environment
      All CacheGuard products and services are focused on delivering secured and optimized Web contents to our clients. To achieve that goal we made CacheGuard OS which is our core product.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Douane is a personal firewall that protects a user's privacy by allowing a user to control which applications can connect to the internet from their GNU/Linux computer. You can allow network traffic for some applications and deny network traffic for others.
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    5. Firestarter is an Open Source visual firewall program. The software aims to combine ease of use with powerful features, therefore serving both Linux desktop users and system administrators.

      Discontinued

      Active development stopped in 2005.

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Linux
      • Online
      HeatShield is a network firewall management service for Linux servers. A firewall configured by HeatShield prevents unauthorized access to services running on your servers, such as SSH and MySQL.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • KDE
      • Kubuntu
      • KDE neon
      KDE front-end to ufw, similar to the GTK/Gnome based gufw.
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